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The Morning Chronicle
Quebec was visited by the severest storm of the season. A thundershower of considerable force had taken place in the night, succeeded by a morning of intense heat which continued up to one o’clock p.m.

Story of Avenue Jules-Verne

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Photo: Bill Cox
This busy commercial street is named after Jules Verne (1828-1905), a prolific French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction. Verne’s father, intending that Jules follow in his footsteps as an attorney, sent him to Paris to study law. While continuing his law studies, he fed his passion for the theatre, writing numerous plays.

American crews spread goodwill during regatta

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The stars of the RDV2017 Tall Ship Regatta were the magnificent sailing vessels themselves, but a big component of the exceptional gathering was the opportunity for ships’ crews to visit the city.

Enjoying sunrise on the St. Lawrence River

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Photo: Luc Lang

For a marine communications and traffic services officer at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec City, the beauty of working the night shift in the summer is enjoying the magnificent sunrises over Île d’Orléans and Lévis. Some mornings, like this one on July 13, at 5 a.m., are so beautiful that words cannot express the beauty of Mother Nature.

 

Rendez-vous 2017 parade draws huge crowd

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Photo: Peter Black

parade_air_force.jpg A band of Royal Canadian Air Force, Navy and Army cadets marched through the streets of Old Quebec along with the visiting sailors. The band of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve also marched in the parade. Photo Peter Black  

The Trudeau family at Rendez-vous 2017: Tall Ships Regatta

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launches RDV2017 in Quebec City, with the mast of Bluenose II in the background. As a 12-year-old, he visited the big 1984 tall ships gathering in the city with his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

 

Youth set sail for adventure

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Photo: Radio-Canada/Instagram

The contrast was striking.
During the parade of sailors through the streets of the old city on Thursday, there were the official military types in their gleaming, crisp white uniforms; and then there were the Sail Training International (STI) sailors dressed in a crazy array of costumes, singing boisterous shanties of their home ships.

Formal or casual, they all have lived life on the sea.

2017 football season just around the corner

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Photo: Luc Lang

It’s the end of July, and yes, it is that time of year when football fans start looking at their favorite team’s football season.

Québec Capitales in first place at the All-Star break

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Photo: Courtesy of Capitales de Québe

Veteran pitcher Karl Gélinas pitched eight strong innings, allowing only three hits, but that wasn’t enough. The Sussex County Miners made the most of their scoring opportunities as they upset the Québec Capitales 3-1, last Sunday afternoon, in front of 3,132 fans.

Roger Van den Hende Botanical Garden

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Photo: Bill Cox
Roger Van den Hende is not the name of a Quebec City street but that of a botanical garden created in 1966 by the former professor of ornamental horticulture at Université Laval’s faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food. The Roger Van den Hende botanical garden covers 12 acres with some 2,000 plant specimens.
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